Wednesday, 27 February 2013

TRIALOG Training of Multipliers for Liaison Officers from CSO Platforms in the enlarged EU

From 13th to 15th of February 2013, TRIALOG organised its annual Training of Multipliers in Vienna. Liaison Officers from eleven development CSO platforms in the enlarged EU, who are project partners of TRIALOG, formed the target group of the training.

Support and information for them was provided by resource persons form CONCORD, Glopolis and the TRIALOG staff. Together they worked on enabling the Liaison Officers to fulfil their role towards platform members and to be active multipliers of knowledge and capacity. Therefore the training addressed not only selected policy issues but also organisational development, as well as communicational skills.

Several sessions were enriched by inputs of the Liaison Officers to share experience and knowledge among each other. The training – which took place in the TRIALOGs head office in Vienna – focused on three policy topics. It started with an update on the Multiannual Financial Framework by Christine Bedoya, TRIALOG, which was followed by a presentation on Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) held by Petr Lebeda of Glopolis (Czech Republic). The next day, participants debated lively on private sector engagement in development cooperation. The policy topics alternated with instructive exercises, such as strategic communication training or planning advocacy and engagement strategies. There has also been an afternoon session on membership engagement to strengthen cooperation between members and platforms, led by Daniel Nuijten from CONCORD.

The participants contributed actively and enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere of the training. Finally, after two and a half days of working intensively, the participants were exhausted but content and motivated and they agreed that the training has been a full success.

TRIALOG says thank you to everybody involved!

Find the report and photos of the training on our website.

In the photo: participants of the Training of Multipliers 2013.

Information provided by Marlene Radl, TRIALOG

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